HumanE AI Network
Project Period: 1. 9. 2020 - 31. 8. 2023
Project Type: grant
Agency: European Comission EU
Program: Horizon 2020
Artificial Intelligence & Decision support, Learning, development and adaptation, Knowledge representation and reasoning, Robotic perception, Natural language processing, Human computer interaction, Human Centric AI, Ethical AI, Ubiquitous Computing.
The HumanE AI Net brings together top European research centers, universities and key industrial champions into a network of centers of
excellence that goes beyond a narrow definition of AI and combines world leading AI competence with key players in related areas such
as HCI, cognitive science, social sciences and complexity science. This is crucial to develop a truly Human Centric brand of European
AI. We will leverage the synergies between the involved centers of excellence to develop the scientific foundations and technological
breakthroughs needed to shape the AI revolution in a direction that is beneficial to humans both individually and societally, and adheres to
European ethical values and social, cultural, legal, and political norms. The core challenge is the development of robust, trustworthy AI
capable of what "understanding" humans, adapting to complex real-world environments, and appropriately interacting in complex social
settings. The aim is to facilitate AI systems that enhance human capabilities and empower individuals and society as a whole while
respecting human autonomy and self-determination. The HumanE AI Net project will engender the mobilization of a research landscape
far beyond direct project funding, involve and engage European industry, reach out to relevant social stakeholders, and create a unique
innovation ecosystem that provides a many fold return on investment for the European economy and society. We will make the results of
the research available to the European AI community through the AI4EU platform and a Virtual Laboratory, develop a series of summer
schools, tutorials and MOOCs to spread the knowledge, develop a dedicated innovation ecosystem for transforming research and
innovation into an economic impact and value for society, establish an industrial Ph.D. program and involve key industrial players from
sectors crucial to European economy in research agenda definition and results evaluation in relevant use cases.
This project has received funding from the European Unions Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952026.